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Episode 2: Nonfinancial Companies: Slow economic recovery continues to strain credit qualityAgenda

As Nigeria is battling against a severe recession mostly due to the consequences of the coronavirus outbreak and the drop in oil prices, we are delighted that our guest speakers Andrew Alli, Partner and Group CEO of Southbridge Group, Chinua Azubike, Chief Executive Officer, InfraCredit and Fungai Tarirah, Portfolio Manager, Rudiarius Capital Management will discuss alongside Moody's analyst's how the pandemic will affect the public and the private sectors and its negative impacts on economic activity, public finance and external vulnerability.

13:30 Opening Remarks
Antonello Aquino, Associate Managing Director, Financial Institutions Group 
13:35 Nigeria amid the most severe recession in decades                                
Keynote interview with Andrew Alli, Partner and CEO Southbridge Group alongside Aurelien Mali, Vice President – Senior Credit Officer, Sovereign Risk Group                                
                               
•   How is Nigeria is coping with the pandemic shock?                                
•   What are the implications for the country’s investment needs and financing?                                
•   What are the likely long-lasting impacts of the crisis for Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa?                                
Moderated by: Marie Diron, Managing Director, Sovereign Risk Group                                
                           
14:15 Credit implications of COVID-19 and low oil prices on Nigerian corporates and infrastructure sector                              
                               
• Local and international debt issuance trends                                
• Credit impacts of Naira weakness and dollar scarcity                                
• Infrastructure development priorities within Nigeria                                
• Key funding and financing challenges                                
• Role of Financial guarantors, multilateral development banks and local institutional investors in providing finance                                
                               
Moderator: Kevin Maddick, Associate Managing Director, Project and Infrastructure Finance Group                               

Panellists                               
Andrew Alli, Partner and CEO Southbridge Group
Chinua Azubike, Chief Executive Officer, InfraCredit
Dion Bate
, Vice President – Senior Analyst, Corporate Finance Group                                
Kunal Govindia, Vice President – Senior Analyst, Public, Project and Infrastructure Finance Group                                
                             
14:45 How are African and Nigerian banks faring in the midst of the continent’s worst recession?                                
                               
• Moody’s actions across African banks during the pandemic                                
• Nigerian banks’ key pressure points: a comparison across banking systems and time                                
• FX scarcity and implications for Nigerian banks                                
                               
Moderator: Antonello Aquino, Associate Managing Director, Financial Institution Group                                

Panellists:
Fungai Tarirah, Portfolio Manager, Rudiarius Capital Management                        
Peter Mushangwe, Analyst, Financial Institutions Group                             
Constantinos Kypreos, Senior Vice President, Financial Institutions Group                                
15:15 End of webinar                                

Guest Speaker

Andrew Alli
Partner and CEO

Guest Speaker

Southbridge Group

Guest Speaker

Southbridge Group

Partner and CEO
Andrew Alli
Chinua Azubike
CEO

Guest Speaker

InfraCredit

Guest Speaker

InfraCredit

CEO
Chinua Azubike
Fungai Tarirah
Portfolio Manager

Guest Speaker

Rudiarius Capital Management

Guest Speaker

Rudiarius Capital Management

Portfolio Manager
Fungai Tarirah

Moody's Speakers

Antonello Aquino
Associate Managing Director -
Financial Institutions Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Financial Institutions Group
Associate Managing Director -
Antonello Aquino
Dion Bate
Vice President - Senior Analyst
Corporate Finance Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Corporate Finance Group
Vice President - Senior Analyst
Dion Bate
Marie Diron
Managing Director
Sovereign Risk Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Sovereign Risk Group
Managing Director
Marie Diron
Kunal Govindia
Assistant Vice President – Analyst
Infrastructure Finance Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Infrastructure Finance Group
Assistant Vice President – Analyst
Kunal Govindia
Constantinos Kypreos
Senior Vice President
Financial Institutions Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Financial Institutions Group
Senior Vice President
Constantinos Kypreos
Kevin Maddick
Associate Managing Director
EMEA Infrastructure Finance

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

EMEA Infrastructure Finance
Associate Managing Director
Kevin Maddick
Aurelien Mali
Vice President - Senior Credit Officer
Sovereign Risk Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Sovereign Risk Group
Vice President - Senior Credit Officer
Aurelien Mali
Peter Mushangwe
Analyst
Financial Institutions Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Financial Institutions Group
Analyst
Peter Mushangwe

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